Home-charging electric vehicle tech debuts in BOP

New technology that see electric vehicles supplying electricity to homes and businesses is being introduced in the Bay of Plenty and Tairawhiti Gisborne,... Read More

Rotorua born woman receives British Citizens Award

A woman who was born and raised in Rotorua is the first ever New Zealander to receive the British Citizens Award at the Palace of Westminster in London... Read More

How fast can you escape your house?

Fire and Emergency NZ – FENZ are encouraging people to take five minutes to make a household escape plan. It can take less than five minutes for... Read More

Have you seen Jessica Lurrel-Morgan?

Update Sunday July 7: Police are still requesting for help from the public to help find Jessica Lurrel-Morgan, who has been reported missing. Jessica... Read More

Waimana Gorge near Taneatua closed due to slip

NZTA have advised that due to a major slip SH2 through the Waimana Gorge is closed until further notice. The road, connecting Taneatua to Waimana, is... Read More

Saturday’s national forecast

We had some better rainfall totals this past week for dry areas but the upcoming forecast swings back to dry for many. The pattern over the coming week... Read More

BOP Architecture award winners announced

A traditional beachside family home, a compact holiday home and an extraordinary renovation were just a few of the winning designs celebrated on Friday,... Read More

Tanners Point updates response plan

Tanners Point residents are the latest to update their planning for a community response in the event of a natural disaster causing major disruption... Read More

Bay of Plenty’s finest home builds announced

A Whakamarama home in Tauranga has been recognised as the best new build in this year’s Bay of Plenty Central Plateau Registered Master Builders... Read More

Power cut in Omanawa

PowerCo report that there is a power cut in Omanawa on Friday morning. The power outage occurred at 1.23am on Friday, July 5. There... Read More

Water shutdown along Te Puke Highway

Residents along the Te Puke Highway and who live along Poplar Lane will experience a water shutdown tomorrow, July 5. According to the Tauranga City... Read More

Continued growth for WBOP and Tauranga city

Both Tauranga city and the Western Bay have seen continued growth in construction activity during the first six months of 2019, according to a report... Read More

Townhouses boost monthly consents to 45-year high

Townhouses helped drive the number of new homes consented to the highest level since 1974, Stats NZ say. A total of 3,687 new homes were consented in... Read More

Minister announces increase to rates rebate scheme

The Minister of Local Government, Hon Nanaia Mahuta has today announced an increase to the Rates Rebate Scheme which will help ensure many low-income... Read More

One taken into custody following erratic driving

Police have take a man into custody in Whakamarama this morning after an incident in Whangamata. Police were called at 7.10am after a man behaved erratically... Read More